Instability plagues the early morning hours as the traditional Capricorn Moon squares erratic Uranus. However, the Moon’s shift into futuristic Aquarius at 8:15 am EDT foretells the significant changes that are on the horizon. Although we are eager to let go of those things which hold us back, it’s impossible to know what’s around the corner. We must take a wait-and-see approach until tomorrow’s Full Moon Eclipse reveals clues as to what is next.
You are riding on an irrepressible wave of creativity today, and there’s a masterpiece stewing in your imagination. However, you’re unsure how to go about turning your original idea into a work of art or the performance of a lifetime. Instead of worrying about the end result, redirect your thoughts to the actual process of manifestation. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
The morning started off by about noon today. It took an hour and a half to get ready for going out to swimming. It has been years since we last went swimming at the school pool. It features a hot tub and a sauna besides the heated Olympic sized swimming pool. An hour and a half at the swimming pool going from the hot tub to the sauna and then the walk back to the hot tub. It was very exhausting but wonderfully exhilarating at the same time. I had so much bending and stretching that my back straightened out! I was ecstatic about that!
It was about twenty minutes before the pool was to close that we decided to make our escape. We went to our respective change rooms and changed into our street clothes. I used the full twenty minutes to get dried off and changed to go outside. Peter was waiting for me and he kindly pulled my hair straight and into place. I felt comfortably warm and tired as we rolled on to our bus stop.
The bus that came along was a double decker bus. They are buses that have no springs because they would tilt and possibly tip over. So, the road surface along Bank Street from the bus stop at Walkley Road to Billings Bridge is beaten, cracked, old, and pot holed rough, Inside the double decker bus the ride for me was bumpy beyond what I could bear. My back was strained so much that the straightening that I did at the swimming pool was undone.
The rough stretch of road was soon behind us as the bus travelled along to the downtown area of Ottawa. City Hall of Ottawa was featuring a Rib Fest! It was a collection of vendors who sold various smoked meats and treats. A crowd of people had gathered to feast upon the tenders. We were soon in a line of people waiting almost an hour for our turn to order. Two half rib orders with beans were the highlighted and in white cardboard trays.
The two half rib orders with beans were consumed with relish at a table set up on the edge of a large area of tables and chairs. Looking around we noticed a beer tent in a fenced off area. Security and waiters were available to guide us to one of four beer tents. I decided upon an Earl Grey and Orange flavoured beer while Peter ordered a Country Fresh style of stout beer. We sipped our beer for an hour.
Beer and me don’t mix. I became dizzy with inebriation with barely half of what a plastic glass could hold. Peter had to finish what was in my cup. He was feeling his oats by the time we were tired of sitting at the table within the fenced off area of the beer garden. Our conversation had wandered all over the map from one thing to another as our thoughts surfaced.
With trepidation, we began to tally the cost of our day so far. It was $7.50 each for swimming. It was $15.00 per order of half ribs with beans. It was $6.50 per glass of beer. In total, we had spent an amazing amount of $58.00 plus tax and a bus ride for $2.55 that it cost for me. Peter gets free rides on the bus thanks to an agreement between the City and CNIB for legally blind people. It was an expensive day considering that we also had to pay for rent, hydro, parking, smoking and other habits like the Internet, TV, phone, electric wheelchair maintenances, and other things I can’t think of at the moment.
Our walk home took forty five minutes from City Hall to our highrise building. We followed the north side of the Rideau Canal cyclepath to Landsdown Park before we crossed over on the Bank Street bridge. Then, we followed Bank Street south until we reached our address on Riverside Drive. Funny how I had to look up my own address to remember Riverside Drive.
At home it was only a matter of spending the evening at our computers. We have interactive services that include the Internet and various networks. As we explore the areas of Ottawa around us, we find so much more as people and plants interact and grow. There is a passage or parade of people and plants that fill everything of the space available for use. There is so much to see and do interactively.
We are individuals who live in small families, groups, and sometimes in communities together. We can’t always be independent and live alone as much as we want to while we necessarily depend upon others. There are aspects to us that must be expressed at times while suppressing other aspects that are not as important or appropriate for the moment. Now, isn’t that a fact that needed to be expressed.